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    31 Really Good Recipes That All Start With Potatoes (And Are Anything But Boring)

    If you don't love potatoes, we probably can't be friends.

    Who doesn't love potatoes? 🥔

    Don't answer that, actually, because if you don't love potatoes we probably can't be friends. They're just so delicious in absolutely everything! I can't think of a food that wouldn't be improved by adding potato, and this list is proof of that. 

    From breakfast to lunch to dinner and even, yes, sweet treats, you'll find potatoes in every form and style. Grab a bag of taters and let's get cookin'!

    1. Sweet Potato Gnocchi

    Sweet Potato Gnocchi

    Making pasta can seem intimidating, but gnocchi is a great introduction for newbies. You don't need any extra equipment, just a little kneading and cutting, and you'll be rewarded with a delicious pasta feast.

    Recipe: Sweet Potato Gnocchi | Shop This Recipe 

    2. Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

    Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

    Talk about crunch factor! The chips add a ton of texture without actually frying the chicken, so you end up with the best of both worlds. You can totally use any flavor of chips — sour cream and onion or barbecue sound amazing, but something spicy would also totally slap.

    Recipe: Potato Chip Chicken Tenders | Shop This Recipe 

    3. Scalloped Potatoes

    Scalloped Potatoes

    Hot take: Scalloped potatoes are the best holiday side. They combine the potato-y buttery goodness of mashed potatoes with the gorgeous crispy top of a good homemade mac 'n' cheese, and they're divine as leftovers. Nothing else tops this!

    Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes | Shop This Recipe

    4. Sweet Potato Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

    Sweet Potato Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

    Sweet potato is worked into the dough and the frosting, so you'll get all that goodness in every single bite. Then it's paired with cinnamon, sugar, and pecans, so you can't possibly go wrong.

    Recipe: Sweet Potato Pecan Cinnamon Rolls | Shop This Recipe 

    5. Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew

    Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew

    This vegan stew is super modifiable: Add lentils or a grain to bulk it up, throw in whatever veggies you have in your fridge, or even add chicken for a little protein. The possibilities are endless!

    Recipe: Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew | Shop This Recipe 

    6. Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes

    Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes

    No game day is complete without twice-baked potatoes, IMO. They're fluffy and cheesy and scallion-y and bacon-y and just perfect. You can even make these as a weeknight dinner with a simple side salad, just to get some weekend flair on an average Tuesday.

    Recipe: Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes | Shop This Recipe 

    7. Loaded Baked Potato Soup

    Loaded Baked Potato Soup

    We have finally reached Soup Season, and this potato soup is the perfect way to celebrate. There's no better way to warm up after a cold day — just don't skimp on the toppings!

    Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato Soup | Shop This Recipe 

    8. Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

    In terms of the ratio of effort to deliciousness, roasted potatoes definitely come out on top. Even beginner cooks can impress with this recipe — just chop the potatoes, toss with oil and seasoning, and let the oven do the rest.

    Recipe: Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes | Shop This Recipe 

    9. Bacon and Onion Roasted Potatoes

    Bacon And Onion Roasted Potatoes

    All you need is four ingredients for a delicious skillet full of the two best foods out there: potatoes and bacon. I mean, why are we not all making this right this second?

    Recipe: Bacon and Onion Roasted Potatoes | Shop This Recipe

    10. One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes

    One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes

    You can have these potatoes with avocado, as a side to a scramble, or any number of things...but in my book, they're absolutely best with a fried egg on top. The yolk that gets dripped onto the crispy potatoes is truly second to none.

    Recipe: One-Pan Breakfast Potatoes | Shop This Recipe 

    11. Potato-Crusted Quiche

    Potato-Crusted Quiche

    Quiche is one of the few foods that are perfectly acceptable to have for any meal of the day, and using a crust made of potatoes just brings it to the next level. Eat it alone for breakfast, pack a slice for lunch, or have some for dinner with a side! You cannot go wrong.

    Recipe: Potato-Crusted Quiche | Shop This Recipe 

    12. Potato Lasagna

    Potato Lasagna

    While this might not be a traditional lasagna, a stack of ham, cheese, and potato is delicious enough that I don't care. If you're not confident in your potato slicing skills, a mandolin will get them thin enough to actually cook all the way through. If you don't have one, parboiling the potato slices for a few minutes before you assemble can help.

    Recipe: Potato Lasagna | Shop This Recipe 

    13. Tornado Potatoes

    Tornado Potatoes

    I thought you could only get these beauties at street fairs, but no! They're totally doable at home. Plus, they're baked, so you don't even have to attempt deep frying them.

    Recipe: Tornado Potatoes | Shop This Recipe 

    14. Hearty Potato Salad

    Hearty Potato Salad

    Potato salad preferences are always an incredibly personal choice, but this recipe hits all the high points for me. It's got pickles, eggs, and a perfectly mustardy dressing — the only thing that could possibly improve it is a generous sprinkling of bacon.

    Recipe: Hearty Potato Salad | Shop This Recipe 

    15. Scalloped Potato Roll

    Scalloped Potato Roll

    This definitely takes some prep, but it's delicious enough to be worth the effort. And the spiral when you cut it open will impress just about anybody.

    Recipe: Scalloped Potato Roll | Shop This Recipe 

    16. Microwave Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Microwave Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Even if you're short on time or appliances, you can still get your mashed potato fix. Just nuke your spuds, mash 'em with butter and milk, and you're set — no stove required.

    Recipe: Microwave Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Shop This Recipe 

    17. Loaded Hasselback Potato

    Loaded Hasselback Potato

    Hasselback potatoes are like if potato chips and a baked potato had a baby, and they're every bit as good as that sounds. And then topped off with cheese, sour cream, bacon, and scallions? Bliss.

    Recipe: Loaded Hasselback Potato | Shop This Recipe 

    18. Aligot (Cheesy Potatoes)

    Aligot (Cheesy Potatoes)

    This unassuming pile looks like regular mashed potatoes, but it's actually ultra smooth and ultra cheesy. There's so much cheese in this recipe that when you lift the potatoes, they stretch like the world's most beautiful cheese pull.

    Recipe: Aligot (Cheesy Potatoes) | Shop This Recipe 

    19. Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

    Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

    These work great as a side or as an appetizer, and they're a great way to please a crowd. I mean, who wouldn't go nuts for these?

    Recipe: Loaded Mashed Potato Cups | Shop This Recipe 

    20. Sweet Potato Chips

    Sweet Potato Chips

    Potato chips are surprisingly quick and easy in the oven (or air fryer), and using a sweet potato really amps things up. This is a great versatile base for a lot of seasonings and dips, whether you want to go sweet, savory, or spicy. The sweet potato is your oyster!

    Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips | Shop This Recipe 

    21. Potato Flower Breakfast Cups

    Potato Flower Breakfast Cups

    Potatoes aren't traditionally known as a beautiful food, but this recipe flips the script. The potato petals are not only lovely, but a great vessel for scooping up as much perfectly runny egg yolk as humanly possible.

    Recipe: Potato Flower Breakfast Cups | Shop This Recipe 

    22. Steak and Potato Nachos

    Steak and Potato Nachos

    Tortilla chips, who? You won't even miss them with this delectable take on regular nachos that, honestly, might top the tortilla chip version.

    Recipe: Steak and Potato Nachos | Shop This Recipe 

    23. Crispy Potato Tacos

    Crispy Potato Tacos

    The crispy crunchy shells in this recipe play beautifully with the creamy, well-spiced mashed potatoes. Some commenters suggest adding cheese and chiles to the filling, which sounds like a match made in heaven. 

    Recipe: Crispy Potato Tacos | Shop This Recipe 

    24. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

    Sweet Potato And Black Bean Burritos

    I am firmly of the opinion that sweet potatoes shine the most in Mexican food, and I think if you try this recipe, you'll be a convert. The sweet, spicy, and smoky flavors just play so well together, especially with the added hint of creaminess from the guacamole. 

    Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos | Shop This Recipe 

    25. Easy-Peasy Potato Curry

    Easy-Peasy Potato Curry

    Potatoes are a great base for all kinds of spices, and they're particularly excellent in this (secretly vegan!) curry. You can really enjoy all the separate flavors when they aren't competing with meat for space, but you won't feel like you're missing anything without the animal protein.

    Recipe: Easy-Peasy Potato Curry | Shop This Recipe 

    26. Sweet Potato Chickpea BBQ Veggie Burgers

    Sweet Potato Chickpea BBQ Veggie Burgers

    Veggie burgers can sometimes be a little bland (like they're ashamed of not being meat burgers), but not this one! It packs a super-flavorful punch from the sweet potatoes and barbecue sauce, for a plant-based cookout experience that's anything but boring.

    Recipe: Sweet Potato Chickpea BBQ Veggie Burgers | Shop This Recipe 

    27. Potato Latkes

    Potato Latkes

    Hanukkah is early this year, so make sure you're prepared for latkes! A food processor makes the grating a lot easier, if you have access to one.

    Recipe: Potato Latkes | Shop This Recipe 

    28. Sweet Potato "Fried" Rice

    Sweet Potato "Fried" Rice

    Step aside cauliflower: Sweet potato rice is the new rice in town. Just pulse it in your food processor until it reaches your desired rice-iness, and you're good to go. The smaller pieces cook up super quickly and add a ton of flavor to this stir-fry.

    Recipe: Sweet Potato "Fried" Rice | Shop This Recipe 

    29. Vegan Shepherd's Pie

    Vegan Shepherd's Pie

    There's just something about good, hearty, plant-based comfort food, and this recipe ticks all those boxes. Mushrooms take the place of the traditional ground beef, but the filling is so savory that you won't miss the meat for a minute.

    Recipe: Vegan Shepherd's Pie | Shop This Recipe 

    30. 5-Ingredient BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    5-Ingredient BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes aren't the traditional stuffing potatoes, but they pair so well with the barbecue chicken that you won't think twice about it. And if you're open to going up to six (or even seven!) ingredients, a little avocado or ranch would not go amiss on top.

    Recipe: 5-Ingredient BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Shop This Recipe 

    31. Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potato

    Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potato

    A broccoli cheese potato brings me right back to getting diner food with my mom on a snow day, which is perhaps the most comforting a food can be. Eat these, and feel that cocoon of comfort wrap around you.

    Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potato | Shop This Recipe 

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